FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type VEL-A-2
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Velia
certainty of arguments archaeometric: certain
visual excamination of fresh break red, granular; numerous medium-sized white and red inclusions, many fine white inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5YR5/8
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness hard
porosity 7.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.04-0.2
inclusions 20%, length: 0.12-0.8
sorting bimodal: poorly-sorted sand in well-sorted silt


quartz riddled with, angular, subelongate, white; clear, 0.12-0.6
mica frequent
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, subelongate, red, 0.2-0.8
foraminifera frequent, rounded, subelongate, white, 0.2-0.8
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